As the Empire continues its efforts to vanquish the ninja clans, The Wooden Dojo maintains its resistance. Join us every other week as our team of ninja work to defy the Emperor in an actual-play of The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, by Third Eye Games.
info_outline A Meeting at the Temple 06/11/2019
A Meeting at the Temple We return to our team of ninjas at the capital of Daiwa who have been caring for victims of the Engineer and the Executioner. More information comes to light as Arata visits and discusses the future plans of actions for the team….
info_outline In Pursuit of Poison 04/11/2019
In Pursuit of Poison Our heroes reunite to discuss how to handle the innocent civilians there at the temple and seek out aid. Meanwhile, Makoto begins the arduous task of mending their broken bodies and countering the nefarious poison that threatens them all!
info_outline A Sharp Mind and Gentle Hands 03/10/2019
A Sharp Mind and Gentle Hands Our ninjas are back after defeating their foes and must now deal with the aftermath of the Engineer's diabolical marionette device. Plus, one of his journals is found giving new insight to the Empire's plans. Find out how our team reacts and determines what they must do next.
info_outline Bonus: Q & A #1 02/10/2019
Bonus: Q & A #1 Welcome back to The Wooden Dojo - our hiatus continues, but we'll be back to the action in March! For now, our storyteller, John, answers a few questions! If you have any questions regarding the podcast, The Wooden Dojo, or the Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via any of the means below! Your questions will be featured on a future bonus episode!
info_outline The Engineer & The Executioner 12/30/2018
The Engineer & The Executioner The team has gone to investigate a local temple on the outskirts of Daiwa at the behest of their contact at Arata Ryokans. Now, they find themselves facing a terrifying enemy who is surrounded by unknown floating figures. There is only one option: fight to survive!
info_outline Bonus: Hayakawa Akemi 12/03/2018
Bonus: Hayakawa Akemi Akemi, played by Roxanne, is the only non-ninja of our party. She was raised within the Empire, believing Ninja were the enemy and sought to aid the Emperor's crusade against them with her talents. However, an accident and a chance meeting have cast doubts on her beliefs.
info_outline Bonus: Session 2: Pre-Game Banter: Beans and Butts 12/03/2018
Bonus: Session 2: Pre-Game Banter: Beans and Butts The party returns with a new Pregame Banter episode. Storyteller John sits down with the players reviewing rules and talking about things in the game that they may have missed. Also, this episode features a (far too-lengthy) discussion about Jason Momoa's glutes. Enjoy!
info_outline Exploring the Capital 11/11/2018
Exploring the Capital Our ninja have traveled north from Nanchou to the Capital City of Daiwa; home of the Emperor Izou Mamoru and over 500,000 of his subjects. What should be the deadliest of places for our team slowly lulls them into a sense of false security with its pristine demeanor and atmosphere. Will they keep to their mission?
info_outline Our Story Begins 10/14/2018
Our Story Begins The Izou Empire is a land in turmoil, but few places are as dreary as outside the fortress city of Nanchou. Our ninja have learned of a group of bandits who have been kidnapping farmers and raiding their steads in the area and decided to intervene.
info_outline Bonus: Pre-Game Table Banter 10/12/2018
Bonus: Pre-Game Table Banter Come listen into the group getting ready to play their new characters for the very first time! We discuss how we’ll work game rules and recording; but more importantly, our players setup their connections to one another (a big part of how The Ninja Crusade builds a narrative universe).
info_outline Bonus: Carol Darnell Interview 10/12/2018
Bonus: Carol Darnell Interview Carol Darnell is a writer and editor for Third Eye Games as well as an ENnie-nominated Podcaster! John and Carol met at GenCon 51 when she was running playtesting for The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition and what is hoped to be a future release for the setting. For this interview, they candidly discuss both Carol’s introduction to the gaming industry as well as her contributions to Third Eye Games.
info_outline Bonus: Eloy Lasanta Interview 10/12/2018
Bonus: Eloy Lasanta Interview In 2016, John sat down with Eloy Lasanta, the head of Third Eye Games, at GenCon 49 for a live interview. This interview followed the company’s successful Kickstarter Campaign for The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition and took place before their release of The Empire’s Reign Kickstarter. The interview features a better understanding of who Eloy is and his ties to the Independent Game Designer Network.
info_outline Bonus: Prologue 10/12/2018
Bonus: Prologue Welcome to The Wooden Dojo; an actual-play podcast set in the world of The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition by Third Eye Games. In this pre-release episode, our Storyteller, John, provides a quick narration of the backstory of this world and our specific campaign providing all you need to know to be prepared for the road ahead! This episode also features portions of our entirely custom soundtrack!